The Intersection of Federal Bankruptcy and State Corporate Law


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The Intersection of Federal Bankruptcy and State Corporate Law

  1. 1. The Intersection of Federal Bankruptcy and State Corporate Law Monday, May 24, 2010
  2. 2. Today’s Sponsors • Widener University School of Law • Corporation Service Company • Vale Foundation • Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP • Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP • Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP • Richards, Layton & Finger PA • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP • Young Conaway Stargatt &Taylor, LLP
  3. 3. Executive Compensation Trends • Moderator – Juliet M. Moringiello, Associate Professor of Law, Widener University School of Law • Panelists – Charles M. Elson, Professor of Law, University of Delaware – Bruce Grohsgal, Esq., Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones – Gregg M. Galardi, Esq., Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate & Flom LLP – Michelle M. Harner, Associate Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law – Hon. Brendan L. Shannon, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware – Hon. Leo E. Strine Jr., Vice Chancellor, Court of Chancery
  4. 4. About Charles M. Elson • Charles M. Elson is the Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Chair in Corporate Governance and the Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. • Also "Of Counsel" to the law firm of Holland & Knight. • His fields of expertise include, corporations, securities regulation and corporate governance. • Graduate of Harvard College and the University of Virginia Law School
  5. 5. About Bruce Grohsgal, Esq. • Bruce Grohsgal is a partner in the Wilmington, Delaware office of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP. • Has represented debtors, chapter 11 trustees, creditors' committees, and other parties in numerous bankruptcy cases • Graduate of Brandeis University and Columbia University Law School. • "Best Lawyers in America," "Delaware Super Lawyers," and “Chambers USA” • Professional Affiliations – Delaware State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section; Chair 2008-09 – Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court – American Bankruptcy Institute – Turnaround Management Association
  6. 6. About Gregg M. Galardi, Esq. • Gregg Galardi is a Partner with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP • Extensive U.S. and international restructuring experience and in-court and out-of-court acquisitions of distressed assets. • Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy • “Top dozen restructuring lawyers in 2009” (Turnarounds & Workouts) • “America’s Leading Lawyers” (Chambers USA) • “Best Lawyers in America” • Euromoney and Legal Media Group’s 2009 Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers • International Who’s Who of Legal Professionals • Adjunct professor at Vanderbilt Law School • Graduate of University of Pennsylvania Law School
  7. 7. About Michelle M. Harner • Associate Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law – Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights – Business Associations – Business Planning – Corporate Finance – Legal Profession • Publishes and lectures frequently on various topics involving financially distressed entities and related legal issues • Formerly in private practice in the business restructuring, insolvency, bankruptcy and related transactional fields, most recently as a partner at the Chicago office of the international law firm Jones Day
  8. 8. About Hon. Brendan L. Shannon
  9. 9. About Hon. Leo E. Strine Jr. • Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery since November 9, 1998 • Speaks frequently on the subject of corporation law • Authored several published articles on business law topics • Holds long-standing adjunct teaching positions at the Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and Vanderbilt Schools of Law • Senior Fellow of the Harvard Program on Corporate Governance • Austin Wakeman Scott Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School
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